Visible Alpha provides an unparalleled level of depth in estimates sourced from sell-side analyst models. Gain access to the entire Visible Alpha dataset to access unique content such as segment revenues, KPIs and operating metrics across 150+ unique industries. Visible Alpha also tracks daily revision history for each line item and forecast horizon, allowing programmatic users to create differentiated insights.
5,000 companies with consensus information, 100+ brokers contributing models, and millions of rows of company-specific content
A proprietary dataset of complete historical actuals that are harmoniously stitched to forecast data
Optimize cross-sectional analysis with Visible Alpha Financial & Industry Metrics, a complete set of industry-specific concepts across 150+ unique industries
Use Visible Alpha’s data to:
Analyze anomalies, outliers, leading indicators and key sources of alpha
Study the shape of revision trends leading up to key corporate events
Identify correlations in key industry-specific drivers for peer groups
Decompose forecasts to determine which key metric drove an earnings surprise
—Vice President and Analyst, $350B Investment Management Firm
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the data sourced?
Our data comes directly from sell-side analyst models. Over 100 brokers contribute models to Visible Alpha Insights.
How do you create consensus?
We process full working models from the sell side; apply machine learning to extract all of the assumptions buried deep within analyst models; create detailed consensus models across all of a company’s products, segments, geographies and business drivers; and continually update consensus with every new analyst model and revision received. This provides you with a normalized view of all the relevant metrics and key drivers in a clean, comparable consensus model.
How is Visible Alpha different than other consensus estimates providers?
Our underlying source data comes from full working sell-side analyst models, as opposed to the traditional method of scraping estimates from research reports. In addition, instead of relying on our users to provide us with the models, our sell-side partners send us direct feeds of their analyst models, enabling Visible Alpha to quickly process revisions and new models to provide you with real-time consensus estimates.
Does Visible Alpha add new companies to the platform?
We are continually adding new companies across the globe to the platform. Users can request coverage on any company from within the platform.
Does Visible Alpha ever onboard new brokers onto the platform?
We are always increasing coverage with new and current brokers. If a broker you work with is not contributing to our platform, we will work with you to onboard their content. If you are a broker who would like to start contributing content to Visible Alpha, please contact us.
Who uses Visible Alpha Insights?
Hedge funds, asset managers, corporations, investment banks, equity research departments, quantitative funds, independent research providers, private equity, wealth managers, family offices, academia and media outlets.
Missing Out: Why access to real-time analyst model revisions matters
Using the data available in Visible Alpha Insights, we set out to understand when and how often analysts revise estimates across companies in the S&P 500 during a fiscal quarter. We also wanted to understand how these estimate revisions impacted point-in-time and daily consensus data.
Download the full study to learn why investment professionals need to receive and consume sell-side analyst models in as close to real time as possible throughout the quarter.
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